Certificate in International Law
Section 1. An applicant for the NIU-COL Certificate in International Law must earn a minimum of eighteen (18) academic credits in the courses listed in sections 1.a., 1.b., and 1.c. below:
a. Required Basic Courses. Completion of the following basic courses is required for the NIU-COL Certificate in International Law:
i. Public International Law;
ii. International Business Transactions; and
iii. One of the following:
A. International Criminal Law; or
B. International Human Rights.
b. Required Capstone Course. Completion of one of the capstone courses listed in Schedule A is required for the NIU-COL Certificate in International Law:
c. Elective Courses. An applicant for the NIU-COL Certificate in International Law is further required to earn sufficient additional credits from the list of elective courses in Schedule B in order to meet the eighteen-credit minimum described above.
Section 2. An applicant for the NIU-COL Certificate in International Law must also meet the GPA and other requirements set forth in the attached College of Law Guidelines for Certificate Programs.
List of Capstone Courses for International Law Certificate
Completion of one of the following capstone courses is required under section 1.b:
1. Comparative Law, as a seminar;
2. International Intellectual Property Law, as a seminar
3. North Korea Seminar
4. Another seminar or a directed research project if primarily focused on international law
5. An externship or clinic primarily focused on international or immigration law, as approved in advance for certificate eligibility by the supervising faculty member
6. Civil Law & Civil Lawyers: The French Experience, and The Legal System of the European Union, including participation in other aspects of the Agen program for study abroad
List of Elective Courses for International Law Certificate
Courses selected from the following list of electives may be used to satisfy the requirements in section 1.c:
1. Any of the courses listed in Section 1.a.iii., if not counted toward the Basic Required Courses in that section
2. Any of the courses listed in Section 1.b., if not counted toward the Required Capstone Course in that section
3. Conflict of Laws
4. Women, Law and the Global Economy
5. Immigration Law
6. International Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts
7. Jessup Moot Court, with the certification of the coach that the student applying for the certificate made a substantial contribution to the team.